{ 19. } Kolea
(ko-lay-aH) “Pacific Golden Plover”
This indigenous bird is often seen along Mahaulepu Beach. The Kolea is usually found in places such as front lawns, ballparks, parking lots, beaches and in low-vegetation mountain areas. At night, they often roost on rooftops. Kolea are found year-round except during the summer when they migrate for a two-day, 3,000 mile trip to Alaska. Kolea can fly for long periods at 50–60 mph and often live over 20 years.
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